What to do With Your Dress After the Wedding

One of the great things about investing in a wedding dress from ieie Bridal is that the gowns are as affordable as they are beautiful and unique. Having all of those qualities makes buying a wedding dress less stressful. You don't have to worry about handing over loads of cash for a gown that you'll probably only wear a few hours on one day.

But no matter how much or little the gown you choose costs, you'll want to keep it in good condition even after you've tied the knot.

Here are a few things you can do with your wedding dress after you say "I do."

1) Get Your Dress Professionally Cleaned

Even if your dress doesn't look dirty on the outside, it's a safe bet that the inside is a bit sweaty. Plus, there might be makeup smudges or thin layers of dirt, especially if you had an outside wedding.

So first thing's first - get your wedding dress professionally cleaned as soon after the wedding as possible. This will prevent stains from setting in and ensure that your dress is ready for storage or resell. 

If you're going on your honeymoon immediately after the wedding, ask a family member or close friend to take your dress to the cleaners so you're not worried about it while trying to vacay with your spouse.

2) Preserve and Store Your Dress

After you've professionally cleaned your gown it's time to preserve and store it. This is a great option if you plan on wearing it again or passing it onto a future generation. 

A good way to preserve your dress is to place it in an acid-free archival box and store it in a dark, cool room like a closet. Make sure the area is out of artificial and natural light (it can affect the fabric over a long period of time) and is free from humidity and extreme temperatures.

3) Sell Your Gown

If you're interested in selling, instead of storing, your gown, there are a number of websites that will allow you to do so with ease. 

Ebay

Pre Owned Wedding Dresses

Nearly Newly Wed

Once Wed

Selling your wedding dress is a good option if you want to recoup some of the money you spent on the gown and/or if you want to give another bride a chance to wear her dream dress for less.

If you purchase your wedding gown from ieie Bridal, be sure to send us pictures of you in your dress before you clean, store, or sell it! We would love to display the photos on the website so other brides-to-be can see just how beautiful our gowns are on real brides.

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